Definitions for underlineˈʌn dərˌlaɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•lineˈʌn dərˌlaɪn(v.; n.)-lined, -lin•ing
(v.t.)to mark with a line or lines underneath; underscore.
to indicate the importance of; emphasize.
(n.)a line drawn beneath; underscore.
Origin of underline:
a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)
give extra weight to (a communication)
"Her gesture emphasized her words"
draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to make a line under a line of writing
Underline the date and title.
to make sth more obvious; = emphasize
a crisis that underlines the need for change
A line placed underneath a piece of text in order to provide emphasis or to indicate that it should be viewed in italics or that it acts as a hyperlink
To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore
To emphasise or stress something
To influence secretly.
By mere chance in appearance, though underlined with a providence, they had a full light of the infanta. uE000100723uE001 Sir H. Wotton.
Passing under a railway line.
Origin: under + line
to mark a line below, as words; to underscore
to influence secretly
An underline, also called an underscore, is one or more horizontal lines immediately below a portion of writing. Single, and occasionally double, underlining was originally used in hand-written or typewritten documents to emphasise text. In a manuscript to be typeset, various forms of underlining were conventionally used to indicate that text should be set in a special typeface such as italics to show emphasis, part of a procedure known as markup. With the advent of word processing, different typefaces can be used in the manuscript directly, so that underlining is no longer needed for markup; but underlining is sometimes used in documents in its own right. Underlines are sometimes used as a diacritic, to indicate that a letter has a different pronunciation to its non-underlined form.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'underline' in Verbs Frequency: #954
Translations for underline
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to draw a line under
He wrote down the title of his essay and underlined it.
- يضَعُ خَطّا تَحْتArabic
- sublinharPortuguese (BR)
- alla kriipsutamaEstonian
- زیر چیزی خط کشیدنFarsi
- לִמתוֹחַ קַו תַחַת-Hebrew
- नीचे रेखा खींचनाHindi
- strika undirIcelandic
- 밑줄을 긋다Korean
- menggaris di bawahMalay
- زیر چیزی خط کشیدنPersian
- ځنګلي بوټى چې دونو لاندې شنه شوى ويPashto
- a subliniaRomanian
- stryka underSwedish
- altını çizmekTurkish
- 在...下面畫線Chinese (Trad.)
- نيچے لکير کھينچناUrdu
- gạch dướiVietnamese
- 在…下面画线，画底线标出Chinese (Simp.)
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